Perth at the Outbreak of War

The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated (RSL WA) is proud to present Perth at the Outbreak of War, a travelling exhibition created to celebrate how Perth lived in the lead up to and during wartime, both WWI and WWII.

Visitors to the travelling exhibition can read about the history of Perth and how we Lived, Prepared, Played, Worked, and Cared in the lead up to WWI and WWII, and view photographs of Perth during this time. This exhibition is particularly fitting as we commemorate the Centenary of WWI.

This exhibition was created for Perth Heritage Days 2014 and has been kindly gifted to the RSL, who are promoting it throughout the community. 

The exhibition will be displayed in the Fremantle Town Hall Administration Building, 8 William Street Fremantle.

Dates: 25th October to 28th Novemeber 2015

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

No entry fees apply.

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The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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The 849

The 849

Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email
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